Spelman College

Spelman College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Spelman College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Spelman College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Spelman College was awarded 69 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is English language and literature.

Overall Quality

Spelman is ranked #639 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Spelman also holds the #9 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

See all of the rankings for Spelman College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Spelman?

Acceptance Rate

Spelman College has an acceptance rate of 40%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Spelman.

Average Test Scores

About 64% of students accepted to Spelman submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 625. Math scores were between 520 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Spelman College  ( 550 to 625 )

SAT Math Scores for Spelman College  ( 520 to 590 )
Spelman received ACT scores from 61% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Spelman College  ( 22 to 26 )

Learn more about Spelman College admissions.

Spelman College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Spelman it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Spelman College is 68%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  68 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Spelman College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Spelman College has a freshmen retention rate of 88%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  88 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Spelman the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 69%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  69 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Spelman College.

Spelman College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,120 undergraduates at Spelman with 2,080 being full-time and 40 being part-time.

How Much Does Spelman College Cost?

The overall average net price of Spelman is $43,843. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Spelman

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$40,517 $41,714 $42,805 $43,655 $48,016

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Spelman, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Spelman, approximately 85% of students took out student loans averaging $8,057 a year. That adds up to $32,228 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Spelman is 5.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Get more details about paying for Spelman College.

How Much Money Do Spelman Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Spelman make around $47,000 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Spelman students since it is 18% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Spelman College make the most money.

Location of Spelman College

Spelman College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Atlanta, Georgia. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Spelman are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 350 Spelman Lane Sw, Atlanta, GA 30314-4399
Phone: 404-681-3643
Website: www.spelman.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SpelmanCollege
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/spelmancollege

Spelman College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 64 $28,000
Political Science & Government 57 $31,700
General Biology 52 $16,300
Economics 49 $47,400
Health Sciences & Services 40 NA
General English Literature 32 $37,700
Ethnic Studies 30 NA
International Studies 17 $32,700
Computer Information Systems 16 NA
Mathematics 14 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Spelman College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Learn more about online learning at Spelman College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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